Celebrate art at the 2018 Australian Tattoo Expo

Say goodbye to stereotypes and celebrate beautiful art at the 2018 Australian Tattoo Expo.

From September 14th to 16th, the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will host an incredible celebration of art, colour, entertainment and, of course, tattoo culture.

This massive weekend is set to be one of the biggest tattoo events in Australia, with the best local and international artists showcasing their work and zapping new ink on all three days.

Aus tattoo expo

There will be a massive 250 artists at the show, including featured artists Kristian Kimonides, Jackson May, Lauren Melina, and Leisure Bandit and some of my Insta-faves like Liza Hapi, Fizz Ink, Georgina May, Jessica Holmes, Shell Valentine and Tahlulabear.

This year the expo’s charity partner Survivor’s Ink will be showcasing their amazing project which provides breast cancer survivors with free cosmetic tattooing.

Watch the artists in action, chat to them about your next piece, grab some prints or merch to support your fave artists, or even nab a walk-in spot to get some new ink then and there. The sure to be hilarious Sh!ttest Tattoo Competition will be making its debut on Sunday, there will be insane aerial and pyro performances from the Fuel Girls, tattoo competition’s each evening, and the Sullen Angels competition showcasing streetwear, tatts and glamour.

The best part about the expo? It’s a super inclusive event where everyone is welcome.

“Tattoos aren’t just for the young and rebellious,” expo director Kevin Mack said.

“It’s clear from the range of people we see attend our events that people are letting go of the outdated stigmas associated with tattoos and embracing the fact that tattoos are simply a form of art and self-expression.

“Anyone can attend our events, whether you have tattoos or not; we always aim to create a fun, inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.”

You can grab your tickets online, or enter my Instagram competition – I’m giving away two double passes that you can use on any day of the expo!

The Fuel Girls

The deets

When: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th September 2018

Opening Times: Friday and Saturday: 10.00am – 10.00pm, Sunday: 10.00am – 6.00pm

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Ticket Costs:
Early Bird: $29.00
Adult: $35.00
Concession: $25.00
Children 13-17: $10.00
Children 12 & under: FREE
Multi-day tickets available online.
All patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Sullen Angels CompetitionTattoo competition


*Thanks to the Australian Tattoo Expo for inviting me to the expo and providing giveaway tickets



  • Two winners will each receive a double pass to the 2018 Australian Tattoo Expo
  • The tickets can be used for any day from 14th-16th September 2018
  • Prizes are not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash 
  • To enter – like the competition post and comment tagging the friend you’d take, multiple entries are accepted
  • Winner will be drawn and notified on Monday 10th September, if you do not confirm you details for tickets in a timely manner another winner will be drawn
  • This competition is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Instagram 

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